Rodrigo Alquati is born in Caxias do Sul in Southern Brazil. He studied from 1993 to 1997 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where he earned a BA in Cello. As a member of the Scarlatti Quintet, he won 1st place at the 1994 Chamber Music Competition of Santa Marcelina College in Sao Paulo. After further studies with Martin Ostertag in Germany from 1997 to 2000, he formed Musitrio with pianist Catarina Domenici and violinist Rodrigo Bustamante, winning the Açorianos Prize for Best Chamber Group in 2002. He has been principal cellist with major orchestras in Brazil, as well as performing as soloist with orchestras and in recitals. He recorded the chamber music of Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven and Shostakovich. As a member of Musitrio, he recorded the CD "Kinematic" in 2002.
Johannes BRAHMS (1833 - 1897)
Sonate no. 1 pour violoncelle et piano, en mi mineur, op. 38
Sonate no. 2 pour violoncelle et piano, en fa majeur, op. 99